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47 Amazing Things To Do in Vancouver

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An all-encompassing, undiscriminating, “must-do” list of things to do, see, taste and discover in Vancouver

  1. Drop-in for a yoga class at Semperviva on Granville Island
  2. Bike the Stanley Park seawall with Cycle City Tours
  3. Taste the one-of-a-kind cream puffs at Beta 5 Chocolates
    Beta 5-2
  4. Eat Vancouver’s best fish taco at TacofinoFeatured on our World’s Best Food Truck Tour
  5. Stand-up paddleboard on False Creek with Vancouver Water Adventures  
  6. Visit the Museum of Vancouver
  7. Slurp $1 Buck-a-Shuck Oysters at The Fish Shack
  8. Eat Vancouver’s Best Pizza at Nicli Antica Pizzeria
  9. Hike the Grouse Grind
  10. Visit Granville Island Kudos to you if you’ve already booked our Granville Island Market Tour! Read our Travellers’ Guide to Granville Island here!
    Canada Day 2
  11. Savour the incredible French Toast at Fable on W 4th Avenue
  12. Take the Aquabus or the False Creek Ferry
    Things to do Vancouver - Aquabus
  13. Visit the Olympic Cauldron at Vancouver’s Waterfront
  14. Take a Cooking Class at The Dirty Apron in Gastown
  15. Eat a macaron from Café Thierryfeatured on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
  16. Learn Vancouver’s history with Forbidden Vancouver Tours
  17. Sip cocktails at Prohibition in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  18. Eat a fresh Honey-Dipped Lee’s Donut on Granville Island Featured on our Granville Island Market Tour
  19. Take a picture with the giant laughing statues at English Bay
    Things to do Vancouver - English Bay
  20. Window shop through Gastown’s chic boutiques
  21. Get half-priced tickets to shows, events and tours at Tickets Tonight
  22. Eat the melt-in-your-mouth Aburi Oshi Sushi at Miku Vancouver
  23. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery
  24. Taste the World’s Best Gelato at Bella GelateriaFeatured on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
  25. Visit Granville Island Brewery for local craft beer
  26. Sharpen your photography skills with Vancouver Photowalks
  27. Indulge in handmade pasta at Ask for Luigi
  28. Treat yourself to a scoop of Whisky Hazelnut at Earnest Ice Cream
  29. Visit the Museum of Anthropologie at UBC
  30. Grab a cold-pressed juice from The Juice Truck
  31. Be amazed at the Vancouver Aquarium
    Things to do Vancouver - Vancouver Aquarium
  32. Take a 4D Experience and “FlyOver Canada” at Canada Place
  33. Taste the sourdough bread from Terra Breads – we feature three varieties on our Granville Island Market Tour!
  34. Visit the Kitsilano dog beach
    Things to do Vancouver - Kitsilano Dog Beach
  35. Walk through the iconic Vancouver Public Library
  36. Treat yourself at the Shangri-La Hotel “Chi” Spa
  37. Eat the “best Chinese food outside of China” at Kirin Restaurant – dim sum and tea pairing featured on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
  38. Step inside the breathtaking lobby of the Marine Building, built in 1933
    Things to do Vancouver - Marine Building
  39. Refine your palate with a free coffee cupping in Gastown at Timbertrain Coffee Roasters 
  40. Have brunch at Café Medina 
  41. Eat a JapadogThe world-famous Japanese-inspired hot dog is featured on our World’s Best Food Truck Tour
  42. Venture across the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  43. Cool down with a Fresca Medici at JJ Bean Coffee
    Vancouver Summer 2
  44. Taste the best of BC wine at Edible Canada at the Market featured on our Granville Island Market Tour
  45. Take a seaplane ride with Harbour Air
  46. Visit Soho Road for authentic naan bread cooked in a tandoor ovenfeatured on our World’s Best Food Truck Tour
  47. Experience Vij’s for award-winning Indian cuisine

For even more recommendations on things to do in Vancouver:

Joyce Chua

About Joyce Chua

Food is the perfect friend – always comforting, never judging, fully inspiring, and happy to be shared. Food leads me on my world travels, introducing me to new spices, techniques, and cultures. I love the smiles in the city that I see every day as food lovers indulge in Vancouver’s diverse culinary scene. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to combine my passion for food and people through Vancouver Foodie Tours. I hope we can dine together soon!

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Granville Island Market Tour

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Gastronomic Gastown Tour

Vancouver’s #1 Foodie district. Discover the maze of food and drinks!

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Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

Taste Vancouver’s multicultural heritage at award-winning establishments!

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